Sep 29, 2012 at 3pm UK at ‚Äčbet365 Stadium
StokeStoke City
2-0
SwanseaSwansea City
Crouch (12', 36')
Walters (57')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Davies (54')

Tony Pulis praises "exceptional" Peter Crouch

Tony Pulis
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A brace from Peter Crouch earns the striker praise from his manager following Stoke City's victory over Swansea City.

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has praised the performance of Peter Crouch following the 2-0 victory over Swansea City.

The Potters won their first league game of the season at the Britannia Stadium thanks to a brace from Crouch and Pulis was left in no doubt about the importance of the result.

"We are pleased. We've had a real tough start to the season so it is very, very important that we pick points up," he told BBC Sport. "I thought we played really well in the first half and we didn't want half time to come.

"Swansea had a good spell after that but we came back at the end. Peter Crouch was exceptional today and he is unlucky not to have a hat-trick."

Stoke are 12th following the win, with Swansea sitting one place above the Potters.

Tony Pulis
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